During E3, Josh, Chris and I streamed some of the press conferences and gave live commentary on the trailers and announcements. This was possible because Twitch.tv gave people permission to re-broadcast their live feed of the show. Essentially, you were watching us watching Twitch watching the E3 audience watch the show. This was really interesting, and I think we’re going to do it again next year, hopefully without all the problems and glitches. Speaking of which…
For whatever reason they didn’t give rebroadcast permission for the Bethesda event. We could comment on it, and you could go to the event page on Twitch and watch it yourself, but we couldn’t broadcast both ourselves and the feed. This is a shame, since the Bethesda show was the one I cared about the most.
So what we have here is a really inconvenient mess. We recorded our commentary, and the press event is available on YouTube, but we can’t legally merge the two. Here is our commentary, if you just want to listen to it podcast-style:
Heads up: In the first video, there’s a good 14 minutes of us running our mouths and complaining about Twitch before the actual event begins.
If you want the commentary with the event visuals, then we have to get creative. This SHOULD let you watch them side-by-side. (Thanks to ps238principal for help with that!) If that link doesn’t work for some reason, then click on both of the links below. They should each open up a YouTube video in another window. I’ve set the timestamps so that if you click on them at about the same time, the video of the event should sync with our commentary of the same.
Just watch the second video and listen to the first video in the background.
Then when our commentary ends, do that again for the second half:
This link should let you watch them together, or click on the two links below:
Yes, this is clumsy and inconvenient. Sorry. The other press events didn’t have this problem, so it will be easier to watch those. Later in the week I’ll post our coverage of EA, Ubisoft, and Playstation.
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